10 Palestinians killed in market fire laid to rest

Gaza (QNN) – Ten Palestinians who died in a tragic fire incident yesterday in Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, were laid to rest on Friday.

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral processions of the ten Palestinians who were killed when a fire ravaged a packed market in Nuseirat refugee camp.

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At least ten Palestinians were killed and some 60 other were injured when a fire broke out in a bakery in the refugee camp.

Six children were among the dead and 14 injuries were in critical condition.

The fire is thought to have started from a gas canister explosion at the bakery in the Nuseirat refugee camp, before the blaze tore through nearby shops, factories and cars parked along the street.

With a population of 1.8 million, the Gaza Strip is one of the world’s most densely populated areas.

Israel has enforced a crippling blockage on the strip Hamas won elections in 2007, denying the impoverished enclave’s population their basic rights and causing a decline in their standard of living coupled with unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty.

Israel has over the past decade launched three major onslaughts on Gaza that have heavily damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.

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